Bodies, Gestus, Becoming: Cinema as a Technology of Gender and (Post)memory

The first issue this essay examines is the articulation of the cinema of the body, the feminine gestus, and the ‘political cinema’, which begins with the philosophical shout, ‘Give me a body, then!’ and ends with the ‘Third World Cinema’ as a cinema of memory. How is this Deleuzian concept in tension with the one proposed here of ‘missing body’? The second issue concerns the importance of the body for theory and practice within feminist film theory and queer theory. The question of the body is introduced in-between these two lines in the context of a series of Latin American documentaries. The final problem is then how to see and show a body that is missing, like an outside of the body image, and of a certain regime of the visible and the audible that tends to be fixed in topics by the production of technologies of (post)memory.

Author Name: 
Ciancio, Belén
Journal: 
Deleuze and Guattari Studies. Infinite Eros: Deleuze, Guattari and Feminist Couplings
Citation: 
Ciancio, Belén (2018). Bodies, Gestus, Becoming: Cinema as a Technology of Gender and (Post)memory. Infinite Eros: Deleuze, Guattari and Feminist Couplings Deleuze & Guattari Studies Volume 12, Issue 4. p. 555-571. https://www.euppublishing.com/doi/full/10.3366/dlgs.2018.0332